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I believe dispensationalists have a problem with their argument for a literal millennium on the basis of Rev 20. In fact, I believe they have a great number of problems. On March 21, 2014 I posted a brief article titled “Rev 20 as Dispensationalism’s Achilles Heel.” I wrote this to highlight a few problems resulting […]

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Dispensationalists are prone to boast that Revelation 20 presents their system in clear and certain terms. They often declare that they can go to one text of Scripture and find their system. Unfortunately, this is not the case. This text actually presents them with serious problems. Consider the following. First, the concluding period of earth […]

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In developing a systematic eschatology we may sort out the standard evangelical viewpoints along millennial lines (though the actual question of the millennium in Rev 20 really should not be central to the discussion). In attaching prefixes to the term “millennium” we modify the second coming of Christ in terms of its connection to the […]

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Many commentators note John’s demonstrating Jesus’ fulfillment of the temple (John 2) as one of the purposes of his Gospel, as well as his fulfilling the Sabbath (John 5), the Passover (John 6), and the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7).(1) His people in mystical union with him are called his “body” (Rom 12:5; 1 Cor […]

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It is no wonder dispensationalists keep missing the Rapture dates they set and the Antichrist figures they propose: they cannot even recognize the most obvious elements of Christ’s teaching. They teach that Christ’s kingdom is yet future and that we have been waiting for it for 2000 years (though always declaring: “It is imminent!”) But […]

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The term “premillennial” derives from the compounding of three Latin terms: pre (“before”), mille (“thousand”), and annum (“years”). The prefix pre signifies that Christ will return before the millennium in order to establish it. Premillennialists believe that Christ initiated the spiritual, anticipatory phase of his kingdom in the first century. In the kingdom’s current spiritual […]

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